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by Amy Bradley - Nov 8, 2017
Lakeway Activity Center plays host to Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fantastic musical comedy INTO THE WOODs. Beginning with the words, Once upon a time , the combination of twisted fairytales that follow, present moral lessons for all ages to enjoy. Pulling premises from the stories of Rapunzel, Jack and the Bean Stock, Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella, our characters collide in the woods attempting to fulfill their dreams, or more specifically, their wish. The wish of the village's baker and his wife tie these tales together. Years before our story begins, the bakers neighbor, The Witch, placed a curse on the baker's family to always be a barren one leaving the baker and his wife unable to have children.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017
Broadway is going to get hot in 2019. Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) just announced a new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate starring Kelli O'Hara in the hilarious duo leading roles of Kate and Lilli Vanessi.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017
Celebrate St Andrews Day in style with a host of leading West End performers in London in 'Scots In the City' (It's not all bagpipes and Brigadoon..!).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017
MTAP Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh announces MTAP Member Matthew Wexler's first look public reading of his new musical in development entitled Complete. The reading features performers Laura Barletta, Natalie Hatcher and Chris Morriss, with Nick Stamatakis as music director and Drake Ma as director. The reading is Friday, January 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy, 130 CLO Academy Way, 8th Fl. Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. The show, with adult language and situations, is free and open to the public; MTAP encourages online reservations at: https://www.artful.ly/mtap/store/events/13942
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017
According to Deadline, ABC has picked up a musical pilot, featuring music by broadway composer Stephen Schwartz and Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017
A family classic has been given a fresh twist in Connecticut's own A Connecticut Christmas Carol by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to fresh, innovative works with this new musical infused with Connecticut flavor. A Connecticut Christmas Carol runs now through December 30, 2017 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017
Actors David Sajewich, in the role of George Bailey, and Allison Sill in the role of his wife Mary, lead the cast of Theatre at the Center's A Wonderful Life: The Musical with James Harms as Mr. Potter, David Perkovich as Clarence, Jim Heatherly as Uncle Billy and Jason Richards as Mr. Martini. Previews began November 16 with an Opening Night on November 19 and a run through December 23. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017
Celebration, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, is thrilled to announce that the first show in its 2017-2018 season, the critically acclaimed hit musical, The View UpStairs, book, music and lyrics by Max Vernon, choreography by Cate Caplin, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Michael A. Shepperd is extending through Sunday, November 12 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
A family classic has been given a fresh twist in Connecticut's own A Connecticut Christmas Carol by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to fresh, innovative works with this new musical infused with Connecticut flavor. A Connecticut Christmas Carol runs tonight, November 17, through December 24, 2017 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017
Judith Clurman, Silas Brown, Essential Voices and Tony & Grammy Award-winning producer Van Dean (Broadway Records) announced today the release of 'Testimony,' a new single written by award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) with proceeds benefiting anti-bullying workshops in New York City Public Schools.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017
Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Barnum opens on 5 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 3 March 2018. Barnum tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, who combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell 'humbug' to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century's greatest show-biz legend, Barnum is a colourful, dynamic spectacle full of circus, side-show legends and heart.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017
He wrote Wicked, he wrote Pippin, he wrote Godspell, he wrote Children of Eden, he wrote The Baker's Wife, he wrote Pocahontasand Enchanted and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Prince of Egypt, he wrote Rags and The Magic Show and Working, and now he's joining Jason Robert Brown for a night of piano mashing, tandem balladeering and Jewish Christmas cheer. Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award winner Stephen Schwartz is coming to SubCulture.
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 1, 2017
Today's subjects Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan are currently living their theatre lives at Arena Stage performing in one of the golden age of Broadway's more underrated musicals, The Pajama Game. They are playing the roles of Babe Williams and Sid Sorokin, respectively. The production runs through December 24th.
by Katie Laban - May 1, 2018
The Sondheim favorite, Into the Woods, will close out the 2017-2018 Main Stage productions of the Southgate Community Players and is opening May 4th in Southgate. In this Tony-Award winning book and score, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim bring together classic storybook characters with a production that is both enchanting and touching. Characters venture 'into the woods' with hopes of having their wishes granted, but later learn the dire consequences of their actions. The musically supplicated show pulls the audience in multiple emotional directions - captivating and bewitching them from beginning to end. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a moment to speak with Karen Connor, SCP's director for Into the Woods, about her love for the theatre and gain some insight on the show.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT) presents two shows this May - A Night on Broadway musical review and Into the Woods Jr.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 6, 2018
Today we celebrate the birthday of gravity-defying composer, Stephen Schwartz! 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018
Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured worldwide licensing rights to Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, an original new musical featuring the beloved songs of Academy and Grammy award winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell).
by Ashley Steves - Mar 16, 2018
Quite the contradiction, no one is as simultaneously surprised and unfazed by Lena Hall's success as Lena Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018
The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) will toast the life and work of one of American theatre's greatest writers, Stephen Schwartz, on Monday April 23rd at 7PM EST at the Hudson Theatre (141 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036). The star-filled concert, sponsored in part by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and the Hudson Theatre, will showcase and shine a spotlight on Schwartz's beloved songs, stories, and legacy in celebration of his 70th Birthday.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018
McGill's only musical theatre company, the Arts Undergraduate Theatre Society, is gearing up to present the classic musical Into the Woods from January 25 to February 3. Into the Woods, which features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, premiered on Broadway in 1987, and was more recently adapted into a Disney movie starring Meryl Streep.
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2018
An unprecedented event has happened in New Jersey. New Jersey Governors, past, present and future have teamed up to...not support a new candidate? Ned Newley is an outsider and clearly his colleagues in politics are a bit suspicious! Watch Chris Christie, Phil Murphy, Christie Todd Whitman, Jim McGreevey, Tom Kean, Jon Corzine, Don Difrancesco and Richard Codey tell it like it is.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018
GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, has announced the cast of the international hit show Menopause The Musical coming to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, 635 Westport Plaza, in St. Louis for weekly performances beginning Tuesday, January 9 and running through Saturday, March 31.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018
OBCTheater brings another musical masterpiece to Corona with its upcoming production of INTO THE WOODS January 25 - 28, 2018 at the HISTORIC CORONA CIVIC CENTER THEATER.
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 29, 2018
Come spend a moment in the woods with one of Broadway's finest artists, Joanna Gleason, who not only won a Tony Award for her magnificent portrayal of The Baker's Wife in INTO THE WOODS, but also starred in such Broadway hits as I LOVE MY WIFE, SOCIAL SECURITY, and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018
OBCTheater brings another musical masterpiece to Corona with its upcoming production of INTO THE WOODS January 25 - 28, 2018 at the HISTORIC CORONA CIVIC CENTER THEATER.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). Performances begin TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. Opening Night is Sunday evening, January 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018
La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its 2018 Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production, Home of the Brave, by Lee Cataluna, directed by Honolulu Theatre for Youth Artistic Director Eric Johnson (2014 POP Tour, Suzette Who Set to Sea). The production will tour schools throughout San Diego County January 29 March 30, 2018. Co-commissioned by the Playhouse and Honolulu Theatre for Youth, this world-premiere play for young audiences will also have four public performances on March 10 & 11, 2018 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm in the Playhouse's Rao and Padma Makineni Play Development Center.
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2018
Ned Newley may be an outsider, but that's not going to stop him from taking over the political world...or is it? Get to know him a little better in this campaign video!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018
Award-winning New York based writer and performer Tim Realbuto, who will star in the upcoming motion picture YES (based on his stage play of the same name), will bring his popular 'Because I Can' concert series to an end at the Triad Theatre on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 7:00 PM. He premiered his first 'Because I Can' concert at The Metropolitan Room last April and performed part two earlier this month at The Triad. The Metropolitan Room has been the producer of all three 'Because I Can' shows, but the second incarnation and now the third and final one will be performed at The Triad as The Metropolitan Room is in the middle of moving locations.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018
Legendary ballet costume designer HOLLY HYNES and costume and scenic designer ZACK BROWN are among the 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients which were just announced by TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. Ms. Hynes was selected to receive the 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Brown will receive the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through TDF's Costume Collection. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018
Actress and singer, Gay Marshall, celebrates the genius of Leonard Cohen in Back on Boogie Street at Pangea in New York City this April. Marshall, considered a premiere interpreter of the music of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, was drawn to Cohen after hearing covers of songs she didn't realize were his. "I had never thought of singing his repertoire, but then I immersed myself in his records and the glorious variety of melodies and messages hit me like a lightning bolt. I was hooked," says Marshall. "The process became a fascinating discovery of an exceptional artist who turned out to be surprisingly shy and funny, while introducing me to other remarkable musician-singers, like his sublime longtime collaborator Sharon Robinson."
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018
The Belmont Theatre will produce the musical "Into the Woods" on their main stage February 16-18 & 22-25. Experience the music of Stephen Sondheim as a witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with finding magical items to reverse the curse put on their family tree. They encounter a variety of fairytale characters whose wishes seem to come true by the end of Act One. Cinderella marries the prince, Jack's cow produces milk, and the baker and his wife now have a child...The consequences of their actions return to haunt them in Act Two with disastrous results as a giant enters the story and they try to unravel their now twisted fairytales. The musical won multiple Tony awards including Stephen Sondheim for best score and James Lapine for best book.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017
Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Barnum opens on 5 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 3 March 2018. Barnum tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, who combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell 'humbug' to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century's greatest show-biz legend, Barnum is a colourful, dynamic spectacle full of circus, side-show legends and heart. Check out a first look at production photos below!
by Roy Tan - Dec 5, 2017
Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Barnum opens tonight 5 December and runs until 3 March 2018. Barnum tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, who combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell 'humbug' to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century's greatest show-biz legend, Barnum is a colourful, dynamic spectacle full of circus, side-show legends and heart. BroadwayWorld has even more exclusive photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2017
Award-winning New York based writer and performer Tim Realbuto, who will star in the upcoming motion picture YES (based on his stage play of the same name), will bring his popular 'Because I Can' concert series to an end at the Triad Theatre on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 7:00 PM. He premiered his first 'Because I Can' concert at The Metropolitan Room last April and performed part two earlier this month at The Triad. The Metropolitan Room has been the producer of all three 'Because I Can' shows, but the second incarnation and now the third and final one will be performed at The Triad as The Metropolitan Room is in the middle of moving locations.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017
The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017
Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team for the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017
NiCori Studios & Productions has announced the Second Annual Winter Gala today, December 1 at 7pm at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018
Actress and singer, Gay Marshall, celebrates the genius of Leonard Cohen in Back on Boogie Street at Pangea in New York City this April. Marshall, considered a premiere interpreter of the music of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, was drawn to Cohen "by the glorious variety of melodies and messages in his music" says Marshall. "The process became a fascinating discovery of an exceptional artist who turned out to be surprisingly shy and funny, while introducing me to other remarkable musician-singers, like his sublime longtime collaborator Sharon Robinson."
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018
Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the nominees competing in the 7th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 20, at Belk Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018
Nettle Creek Players, a 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization in Hagerstown, Indiana, has announced its 2018 troupe of visiting professional theatre artists who will live in the community for nine weeks as they prepare and present the Nettle Creek Players 2018 Summer Stock Tent Theatre Season featuring productions of INTO THE WOODS, HOOSIER HARMONY, MASTER CAT: THE STORY OF PUSS IN BOOTS, and the NCP Young Actors Musical Theatre Workshop.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018
The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) today announced that Tony Award-winning performers Ben Platt (DEAR EVAN HANSEN), Rachel Bay Jones (DEAR EVAN HANSEN) and Laura Benanti (GYPSY); Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken; multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez (FROZEN, COCO) and double E.G.O.T.-winning songwriter Robert Lopez (FROZEN, COCO, AVENUE Q, BOOK OF MORMON); along with acclaimed soprano Renee Fleming (currently appearing on Broadway in CAROUSEL), will take the stage at the Hudson Theatre to toast the life and work of one of American theatre's greatest living composers, Stephen Schwartz, on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 7pm EST. The star-filled concert, sponsored in part by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and the Hudson Theatre, will showcase and shine a spotlight on Schwartz's beloved songs, stories, and legacy in celebration of his 70th Birthday.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018
The 29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES 2018 presents a staged reading of THE DIAMOND EATER, by award-winning designer/playwright Carrie Robbins, for one night only on Monday, May 14, at 7:30pm at the Bernie Wohl Center.
by Walter McBride - Apr 24, 2018
Just last night, the Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) gathered the best of Broadway at the Hudson Theatre to toast the life and work of one of American theatre's greatest living composers, Stephen Schwartz, on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 7pm EST. The star-filled concert, sponsored in part by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and the Hudson Theatre, showcased and shined a spotlight on Schwartz's beloved songs, stories, and legacy in celebration of his 70th Birthday.
by Walter McBride - Apr 24, 2018
Just last night, the Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) gathered the best of Broadway at the Hudson Theatre to toast the life and work of one of American theatre's greatest living composers, Stephen Schwartz, on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 7pm EST. The star-filled concert, sponsored in part by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and the Hudson Theatre, showcased and shined a spotlight on Schwartz's beloved songs, stories, and legacy in celebration of his 70th Birthday. Check out photos from inside the special night below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
This May, All Star Productions - Winner of the Best Producer in the Off-West End Awards 2018 - join forces with Trilby Productions to bring their fresh new adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods to The Cockpit. Performed in the round, this darkly comic production has been given a 21st century twist with an ensemble of seventeen larger-than-life characters drawn from modern day Britain.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
Parsons Dance - under the Artistic Direction of David Parsons - is excited to announce that its annual gala will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as part of the company's recently announced two-week return engagement to New York City's Joyce Theater. This year's gala, honoring legendary Broadway composer and multiple award-winner Stephen Schwartz, will feature two pieces specially created for the evening, in addition to the previously announced Joyce Theater programing.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018
Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the Tony nominated musical VIOLET, with music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, directed by Richard Israel, produced by Thomas Chavira. Violet opens Friday, May 11 at 8:00 pm, and will run through Sunday, June 17 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower Street, 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018
5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.